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Underachieving boys, or clever girls?

Boys and girls perform differently at school, but researchers are uncertain whether this has to do with how they mature.

Driverless busses coming to a street near you

Tests are underway in Stavanger, but new laws have to be drafted and passed before self-driving busses can actually take to the streets. The Norwegian Government will probably give them the green light this year.

Norwegians impolite? Forget it!

Norwegians don’t smile to people on the bus or ask strangers how they are doing. Very impolite, say some. "We leave people alone. That is Norwegian politeness," says researcher.

Antibiotics may help with intense back pain

A Norwegian study will research whether bacteria are responsible for some types of back pain.

We see through bosses who fake it

Do you think your manager is genuine, or do you think they’re faking it? The difference could be pivotal to a company’s success.

Pictures of hosts may be decisive in Airbnb bookings

Photos of your rental or good feedback from customers are not enough to seal the deal on Airbnb. One of the most decisive factors for potential customers is a nice picture of the person who is renting out their place.

Immigrant parents have different expectations of Norwegian kindergartens

Views on children, play and learning vary greatly between European countries. This also affects kindergarten staff in their day-to-day work, where they deal with children and parents of many different nationalities.

Forest fires tell a 700 year old tale

Dead trees come alive and tell their story on how climate and human activities have shaped our boreal forests during the last 700 years – from the Black Death to present day.

Two-hundred-year old butterflies allow research to take wing

It’s been two centuries since these butterflies have flown in their tropical haunts. But the collection the insects come from played a critical role in establishing the study of entomology in Norway.

Home-based services must be strengthened

The care many adult children provide for their elderly parents interfere with their regular jobs. A new study shows that strengthening home-based services is necessary to avoid that the care-giving efforts of adult children affect their work attendance.